Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

The Procedure

Breast reduction Thailand is performed under a general anesthetic, which means you will sleep through the operation. You will be provided with anesthesia by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Typically, the operation takes about three hours, but may be longer in women with extremely large breasts.

Prior to the operation, your surgeon will outline the planned incisions on your breasts with a marking pen with you sitting upright.

These skin markings provide a guide for the surgery, which is done with you in the supine position, so that in the upright position the breasts are shaped appropriately and are as symmetrical as possible.

The outline of the incisions results in scars with a “lollipop” shape, going around the areola (which is made smaller), and vertically down the center of the breast. It is not typically necessary to use an incision horizontally in the fold beneath the breast. Your surgeon uses the “short scar” technique for almost all his breast reductions. In extremely large reductions, the scar beneath the breast may be necessary

During the procedure, the breast tissue to remain with the nipple and areola attached, is preserved, while the skin and breast that is excessive is removed.

This is done in such a way as to preserve the best possible circulation to the nipple and areola and the smaller mound of breast beneath it. Flaps of breast are developed and sewn together to secure not just the skin, but also the breast gland itself in a smaller configuration.

Some skin is removed to wrap the breast tissue in a tighter envelope, and the entire breast including the nipple are moved to a higher level on the chest, thereby giving the breast its new contour.

All incisions are closed with dissolving type stitches and surgical wound tapes. Thick gauze and cotton dressings are placed for comfort and support. After the operation, you will need to spend at least an hour in our recovery room in order to recover from the anesthetic.